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Stephen Archer is a speaker with great charisma. By using illustrations and personal experiences and not being afraid to share his own point of view of the current situation and who is to blame for it, he engages the whole audience, at the same time helping us all to understand the credit crunch a little better.

— Warwick Business School


Freedom – how lucky we are!

I went to the premiere this week of Rex Bloomstein’s moving film about the Burmese comic Zarganar. He is Burma’s favourite and most famous comedians and has been for 25 years or more. However, he has repeatedly poked fun at the totalitarian regime in Burma and the price he has paid for this is to be imprisoned for 45 years.

If you get a chance to see the film – do. It’s depressing to witness Burma’s regime in action but incredibly uplifting to feel the spirit of Zarganar. Like so many comedians and artists he would rather pay the price for attempted freedom of expression than bow down to the forces trying to control him.

How lucky we are that we live in such free societies by comparison. Let’s see if my force of global will we can free such people.

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